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  1. Recon is offline Wanted - This Man
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    Hey all,
    I don't need a new graphics card, but i want one. My problem is I have a limited amount of money, and i don't want to have to buy a new power supply (i have standard 305 watt). I currently have a Nvidia GTX 7600 GS.

    So here are my preferences:
    - Something that will run Crysis on high detail full res (i can currently run it on medium detail, just under full res)
    - Something that doesn't require an upgraded power supply
    - A card that is reliable

    Can anyone help me?
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  2. StrickenHAWK? is offline Car Aficianado
    Location: Australia
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    an asus 9600GT 1gb. not sure on the cost, not sure if ut will run for you. but do your research on it.






  3. mistermojo is offline Some Kind of Wizard
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    9600GT needs a 400W power supply as an absolute bare minimum. If it wasnt for this i'd recommend it to you. Its a very cheap card that performs well. 500W PSU's arent too expensive but, thats up to you i guess.

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  4. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    HD4870 1GB is a great card.
    But it requires more power. I got 1000w so i can later, maybe add another graphics card to play dual monitors on high resolution.

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  5. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpalaMan90 »
    Hey all,
    I don't need a new graphics card, but i want one. My problem is I have a limited amount of money, and i don't want to have to buy a new power supply (i have standard 305 watt). I currently have a Nvidia GTX 7600 GS.

    So here are my preferences:
    - Something that will run Crysis on high detail full res (i can currently run it on medium detail, just under full res)
    - Something that doesn't require an upgraded power supply
    - A card that is reliable

    Can anyone help me?

    Well my 8600GT already needs 300wat, and crysis on high detail is impossible with it. (maybe with a really low resolution) So i dont know what your resolution is, but i dont think a card from 300watt can run crysis on high.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mb »
    HD4870 1GB is a great card.

    But it requires more power. I got 1000w so i can later, maybe add another graphics card to play dual monitors on high resolution.
    It sure is , but why didnt you bough a 4870x2 ? 1000watt on a single 4870 sounds like a overkill for me.
    Last edited by SLRRR; 18/01/09 at 09:24 AM.



  6. StrickenHAWK? is offline Car Aficianado
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    i have a 9600GT, but its EN9600Gt, forgot to put that.






  7. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLRRR »
    It sure is , but why didnt you bough a 4870x2 ? 1000watt on a single 4870 sounds like a overkill for me.
    I didn't have money at that time.
    It's not overkill, it calculates how much it needs so won't waste anything

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  8. Recon is offline Wanted - This Man
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    i had heard some good reviews on some of the ATI HD cards, but i would rather have a better card. looks like i'm gonna have to replace my power supply after all. oh well, thanks for you're help
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  9. iBilo is offline ;)
     
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    ATI HD 4850 is a great card, its quite cheap and gives out huge performance.


  10. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    I don't think you will get any card that will run Crysis on high with a 300W PSU.Also the older your PSU gets, the less power it will actually make available to your PC.

    It also depends on what other components you have in your PC, why not add them on this page so we know what else you have. Clicky

  11. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mb »
    I didn't have money at that time.
    It's not overkill, it calculates how much it needs so won't waste anything

    Okey, well i wouldnt shame me if i had a 4870 . I just though that, because a 4870 needs (from the Ati/AMD site) a 500watt power supply or greater


    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Powers »
    ATI HD 4850 is a great card, its quite cheap and gives out huge performance.

    It sure is, but this are the system requirements for it:

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 System Requirements
    PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    450 Watt or greater power supply with 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended (550 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
    Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
    Minimum 1GB of system memory
    Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
    DVD playback requires DVD drive
    Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
    For a complete ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required
    Last edited by SLRRR; 19/01/09 at 15:24 PM.



  12. Recon is offline Wanted - This Man
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    ok. i had a Nvidia PNY 9800 GTX+ (accelerated edition), and the darn thing wouldn't even fit. so if the ATI HD 4850 is a huge card, i probably can't use it either
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  13. E30 FTW!!! is offline E30 FTW!!!!
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    Man i have an HD4870 and a 550W PSU and an UPS of 380w so with HD4870 the system won't consume more than 380w


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  14. kalniel is offline Hypercar Enthusiast
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    Quote Originally Posted by PC Plod »
    I don't think you will get any card that will run Crysis on high with a 300W PSU.Also the older your PSU gets, the less power it will actually make available to your PC.
    ^this.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImpalaMan90 »
    ok. i had a Nvidia PNY 9800 GTX+ (accelerated edition), and the darn thing wouldn't even fit. so if the ATI HD 4850 is a huge card, i probably can't use it either
    Nope, the 4850 is MUCH smaller than the 9800 GTX+.

  15. E30 FTW!!! is offline E30 FTW!!!!
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    BTW what's the name of the PSU?


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  16. beem3r is offline Just a Skidmark
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    Get yourself a 550W and a GTX 260 Recommended !

    Probably getting banned from the ATi fans now
    Last edited by beem3r; 20/01/09 at 15:54 PM.

  17. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel »
    ^this.

    Nope, the 4850 is MUCH smaller than the 9800 GTX+.
    Wow, so people with brains do actually listen to me and not just pretend i haven't posted.

  18. E30 FTW!!! is offline E30 FTW!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beem3r »
    Get yourself a 550W and a GTX 260 Recommended !

    Probably getting banned from the ATi fans now
    I'm not an ATi fan becuz i wanted to buy the GTX260 but when i saw that the HD4870 is cheaper and slightly better i chosed the HD4870. I JUST LOVE IT!!!IT'S INSANEE


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  19. Choco is offline SUBLIME
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    i have a 8800 gts 512 mgb, its great, i recommend it highly!

  20. Recondj is offline Banned
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    what games do you play on it?


 
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